Last month Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen testified in Washington on the Defense Department's fiscal 2011 budget. He said recently that debt was one of the biggest threats to the United States.
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Real-life "Madonnas" of Echo Park: Sixteen-year-olds (from left) Ana Rivas, Michelle De Leon, Brenda Marones and Yesenia Pum pose at a neighborhood grocery store on Sunset Boulevard. They are all participants in the writing group 826LA.
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